White Oleander: A Novel

Paperback | May 1, 2000

byJanet Fitch

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Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes-each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned-becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery.

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When Oprah picked White Oleander for her book club, it was well on its way to becoming a word-of-mouth bestseller. Afterward, it became an overnight sensation, and a number-one national bestseller. A powerful story following the lives of a mother and her daughter, this book is a triumph in every sense of the word – Ingrid and Astri...

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Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes-each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned-becomes...

Janet Fitch's first novel,White Oleander, a #1 bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club, has been translated into 24 languages and was made into a feature film. A native of Los Angeles, Fitch currently teaches fiction writing in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.32 inPublished:May 1, 2000Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316284955

ISBN - 13:9780316284950

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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When Oprah picked White Oleander for her book club, it was well on its way to becoming a word-of-mouth bestseller. Afterward, it became an overnight sensation, and a number-one national bestseller. A powerful story following the lives of a mother and her daughter, this book is a triumph in every sense of the word – Ingrid and Astrid will haunt you long after you've turned the last page.